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10/10/2017 2:16:41 PM

Dengue cases in Hanoi continue to decrease

The number of new dengue fever cases in Hanoi continued to drop in the last few weeks, announced the city’s Department of Health on October 9th.

Spraying chemicals to kill mosquitoes. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi recorded 1,068 dengue fever cases from October 2nd to 8th, a decrease of 160 compared to the previous week and 2,501 compared to this year’s peak in August.

The number of dengue cases has dropped in 24 of the city’s localities. Meanwhile, Soc Son, Cau Giay, Ba Dinh, Phu Xuyen, Gia Lam and Thanh Xuan districts recorded up to eight new cases per week.

Currently, there are 271 remaining outbreaks, down 89 compared to last week. However, the city recorded about 150 new dengue cases a day.

There were also 97 cases of hand-foot-mouth reported during the week and two cases of Japanese encephalitis in My Duc and Ba Vi districts.

The city also recorded two new cases of people infected with streptococcus suis bacteria that affected pigs in Quoc Oai and Hoang Mai districts, adding up to 14 cases since 2017, with three fatalities.

According to Hoang Duc Hanh, Deputy Director of the city’s Health Department, this year the country has recorded more than 143,000 dengue fever cases, with 30 fatalities.

Though the number of new cases in the city has declined recently, October and November usually see an increase in dengue cases./.

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